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How To Fix Swimming Pool Algae

Super Shark Pools, Bradenton, FL, Swimming Pool Algae

Swimming Pool Algae Can Be A Never Ending Battle

Here in Florida, pool owners relish going for a dip on a hot day. However, nothing can be more uninviting as encountering your pool filled with algae. Swimming pool algae is a slippery substance that coats the pool floors and walls. It often discolors the water as well. When a pool is not treated correctly, algae is a living organism that can appear quickly and cause damage to your pool's filter and color the water, not to mention, ruin a nice swim time.

Algae appears as a result of the sun. So, if your swimming pool is located in a sunny location, dealing with algae problems can almost feel like a full time job. Hiring a professional pool cleaning and repair company like Super Shark Pools, can be a wise decision that will save you tons of time.

Is There Different Kinds Of Swimming Pool Algae?

Swimming pool owners should realize that there is more than one kind of algae that can end up in your swimming pool and the technique used to get rid of one may not be the same for another type. In other words, removing algae from your pool will take some time and attention.

Green Algae

The most common type of algae. When you see this in your pool, you can brush it or wipe it away. However, brushing it off walls doesn't kill it. If left untreated, green algae is a fast growing organism that will take over quickly.

Yellow Algae

Yellow algae doesn't grow as fast as green algae, but it can be much harder to get rid of due to its resistance against sanitizers and normal levels of chlorine. A most common approach to getting rid of yellow algae requires over-chlorinating your pool.

Black Algae

Black algae is typically found in ponds and lakes. If you neglect your pool for an extended period of time, it will probably find a home there. When black algae appears, the removal process usually requires the assistance of a professional pool repair company. The type of algae embeds itself deeply in pool surfaces and causes additional damage to your pool beyond just looking unsightly.

Pink Algae

Pink algae sometimes has an orange color and is usually seen on the water surface on and around pipes and pvc tubes. You can brush away pink algae using a sanitizing product for the pool. There are several pool sanitizers available and any should do a good job at keeping this type of algae away.

Preventing Swimming Pool Algae

When trying to prevent swimming pool algae, it is important for pool owners to pinpoint the source of what may be causing the algae in the first place. Major reasons you may be experiencing algae might include:

  • Water circulation problems

  • Excessive heat

  • Not using the right balance of chemicals

  • Problem with the pool filter

  • Organic debris in the pool

If your pool is positioned in an area with excessively hot sun, you may need to build an overhead shelter to help block out some of the light. Doing so will help reduce bacterial growth in the water. Some other measures one can take include:

Cleaning the filter regularly

Regular checks of the circulation system

Use a pool sanitizer regularly

Ensure you are maintaining the correct chemical balance

Be sure to vacuum and clean debris from your water regularly

Clean the sides and pool floor using a brush

Also, it is recommended that you schedule to have the pool looked at and maintained by a professional pool maintenance company as an added strategy against algae.

Problems WIth Algae? Call Super Shark Pools Today!

If you have an issue with algae in your pool, talk to the swimming pool experts at Super Shark Pools today. We can help you keep your pool sparkling clean and algae free, so you can enjoy our pool year round. We provide cleaning, maintenance and repairs to pool owners throughout the Tampa Bay area. Call us at (941) 225-3970 to schedule an appointment or contact us on our website here.

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